Collaboration is the key: Independents shouldn’t have to go it alone

According to recent research, the pandemic has helped positively change patient perception of community pharmacy. But despite a desire to extend the clinical services they provide, many say they’re hindered by a lack of time, staff training and funding.  Daniel Lee, CEO of HubRx explores the hurdles independent pharmacists must overcome and why he believes […]

Patients more positive about clinical services

Sixty-seven per cent of UK independent pharmacists say the pandemic has changed perception and now patients are now more positive about the clinical services they offer. The research, carried out with an independent panel of more than 100 community pharmacists and commissioned by HubRx, revealed that 35 per cent had increased their clinical services to […]

Debunking hub and spoke myths

In our latest blog we’re debunking hub and spoke myths. Recently we asked a panel of more than 100 independent pharmacists for their views on hub and spoke. We found that 60 per cent were interested in it, with 12 per cent saying they had already decided that they will use it when they can. […]

Hub & Spoke: An unexpected journey

Earlier this week saw the great and the good of the pharmacy world gather again at Birmingham’s NEC for Pharmacy Show. Those in attendance on the Sunday may have seen our non-executive director Mike Hewitson speak about the hub and spoke opportunity and what it can help independents to achieve. For those that missed it, […]

Time is the biggest barrier to extended clinical services say independent pharmacies

According to independent research we recently commissioned, lack of time is the biggest barrier preventing 43% of independent pharmacies from extending clinical services. The research comes as community pharmacies have seen a renewed interest from patients for more than dispensing prescriptions, with 90% now offering Covid-19 services such as rapid testing kits. The research found […]

Calculating the benefits of hub and spoke

We’re proud to launch a new benefits calculator that shows the average independent community pharmacy can create £52k more profit per annum through hub and spoke dispensing. Following the passing of primary enabling legislation earlier this year, we want to demonstrate the potential savings and income of hub and spoke via a benefits calculator, which […]

A giant step towards hub-and-spoke dispensing for independent pharmacies

Today we have announced that we have signed contracts to acquire and develop a major new facility to realise our ambition of creating the UK’s first centralised automated dispensing hub for independent community pharmacists. We have signed a significant deal with leading pharmaceutical automated technology experts Knapp to install bespoke technology that will enable hub […]

Re-engineering community pharmacy: a view of the future

At a time of year when many of us think about the future, our CEO and founder Daniel Lee has been reimagining the way community pharmacy could evolve (in the not too distant future). It was 30 years ago, fresh out of university, that Daniel joined his family’s independent community pharmacy business and began thinking […]

Mark joins the team as HubRx plans gain pace

It’s been all systems go since we first announced our plans for HubRx in July, including officially welcoming our commercial director, Mark Pedder to the team. Having spent many years in the healthcare sector, Mark is working closely with independently-owned pharmacies across the country as plans progress for our purpose built automated dispensing hub. Mark […]

Hub & Spoke opportunity: an independent pharmacist’s view

This month, Mike Hewitson shared his views on the upcoming development of hub and spoke for independents with Chemist + Druggist magazine. Mike is one of our non-executive directors and the owner of Beaminster Pharmacy in Dorset. Having previously been on the board of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association […]